Obedience Barnes

Brief Life History of Obedience

When Obedience Barnes was born on 14 July 1816, in Barnesville, Robeson, North Carolina, United States, her father, Josiah Barnes, was 25 and her mother, Mary Britt, was 24. She had at least 1 son and 8 daughters with James R. Stone. She lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Britts Township, Robeson, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 9 December 1913, in Robeson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Britts Township, Robeson, North Carolina, United States.

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James R. Stone
Obedience Barnes
James Pink Stone
Mary Stone
Edith Stone
Lenora J. Stone
Orpha Ann Stone
Temperance Stone
Emily Caroline Stone
Nancy A. Stone
Ansey Stone

Sources (14)

  • Obedience Stone in household of James R Stone, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Beadie Stone, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"
  • Beady Barns in entry for Orpha Lovett, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1830 · Trail of Tears

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), named with Old English bere-ærn ‘barn, a storehouse for barley and other grain’, or a topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn, granary’.

English: variant of Barne, with excrescent -s, derived from either the Middle English personal name Bern, Barn (based on the Scandinavian personal name Biǫrn or Old English Beorn, both from a word meaning ‘warrior’), or from Middle English barn (Old Norse barn) ‘child’. The latter term is found as a byname for men of the upper classes; it might also have had the meaning ‘young man of a prominent family’, like Middle English child (see Child ).

Irish: in Ireland in many cases this is no doubt the English name, but in others it is possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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